I'm on a brief blogging hiatus, but want to say
"Thanks be to God"
for the gifts I have received; among them,
Even the hurts, wounds, struggles, and hard lessons can be occasion for thanks. These strengthen and humble me, and they continue to teach me.
Thank You, God, for Your gifts and Your grace.
Thank you for Your presence with us, for us, whatever may be happening.
Blessings to each one who reads this, and to all those within the reach of your love. Blessings to our brothers and sisters across the world, and to all creation. Amen.